• Jazz Studies Combos
    Jazz Studies Combos

For jazz students and enthusiasts alike, Jazz Studies Combos provides the opportunity to develop the ensemble and improvisational skills necessary to perform in a jazz context.

Examples of course content include:

  • 12 bar blues chorus form
  • standard song repertoire; 32 bar chorus form
  • sight-reading
  • basic theory to assist in developing improvisation techniques
  • rhythm exercises
  • transcribed solos, with analysis, as models for improvisation

Fall 2020

Course CRN Day Date Time Room Fee
Jazz Combo Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. V200 $345
Jazz Combo Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. V200 $345
Jazz Combo Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. V200 $345
Jazz Combo Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. V200 $345
Jazz Combo Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. V200 $345
Jazz Combo Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. V200 $345

Acceptance to the above Jazz Studies Combos is by consent of the instructor, and interested students must speak with the combo instructor prior to registering: Garry De Boeck - 403.246.6385.

Jazz Improv

Do you find the idea of improvisation daunting or overwhelming? This program is designed to demystify the world of jazz improvisation in a relaxed and comfortable environment. You will be set up with the tools to help you take your skills as an improviser to the next level. By the end of the 7-week course you will have improved your musical skills, have more confidence in spontaneous music-making, and the ability to express yourself away from the confines of written music.  

Swing Big Band

Students from across the City of Calgary and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to participate in an intermediate swing jazz big band under the direction of Garry De Boeck. With a focus on improvisational skills, ensemble playing and performance skills, students in the ensemble will enhance their ability to perform and enjoy jazz.


Instructor: Garry De Boeck 


For new students, you will need create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 


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